Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring is in the air!

Winter is almost over! I can feel the seasons starting to change and it makes me so happy. I can't wait for the sun to shine the weather to warm up and to start our garden. I have been so out of it this past few months, winter does that to me all I want to do is snuggle at home and read a good book.

Ben and I have not been up to much the past few months just trekking along. Ben is looking forward to his Alaska heli-skking trip in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to 7 days in Hawaii with my family.

I will post pictures of our adventures in the near future
Happy Spring everyone

I had to share this picture this is my newest nephew Casey or Little Little. He is the most precious little boy and is loved so much. This was taken in the fall after his baptism he has already changed so much

Friday, October 21, 2011

Call Me Dead Eye!

I shot my first DEER! I can hardly believe it. I have been trying to get one for 5 years and last week I finally did. I think Ben was more proud and excited than I was. I stalked up on it and hit it with one shot at 330 yards (like I said before dead eye). I have to say I am pretty proud of myself, I along with Ben and our good friend Bart had to pack it out uphill under the full moon.

Overall, I have to say the best thing about this whole experience is that I was with Ben doing something we enjoy together. I can now officially say I am his hunting buddy.

Packing out the deer

Monday, September 26, 2011


I Love this time of Year the leaves changing all around, and the weather is perfect. I have a lot of fun things going on this fall and I can't wait to share them with everyone.

I wanted to post some pictures of the last few weeks of summer but for some reason I can't get them to upload I will have to have Ben help me and post later.

I hope you are all enjoying this fall weather.

Monday, August 29, 2011


It has been forever since I posted anything I guess because I couldn’t find words for how I have been feeling. On July 11, 2011 our family suffered a huge loss, and although she was very sick it was hard to let her go. I am so thankful that I was able to spend her last hours sitting next to her surrounded by loving family. As sad as I am I know she is in a better place free from all of her pain.

Grandma, I will miss sitting around the table drinking coffee and chatting about everything and anything.

Love you G-ma

Gwendolyn Ann Green Oakden

“Hug ‘Em All”

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away on July 11, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on December 8, 1938 in Tooele, Utah to Bush Lawrence Green and Ruth Thomas Edwards. She married William C. (Bill) Oakden, Jr. on March 8, 1959 and was blessed with three loving children. Her children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren were her pride and joy and she loved them with all her heart. Gwen was adored by all that knew her and always had an ear to listen, she was a confidante to many and always made you feel special. Her laugh was contagious and her smile could light up a room. Our Mom left behind loved ones that will miss her dearly, her husband Bill, her son William C “Bill” (Suz) Oakden III, Vickie Oakden and Becky (Casey) Valdez; her grandchildren Casey (Annie) Valdez IV, Brittney (Ben) Jones, Brandy (Tyler) Raleigh, Corey (Kelly) Sweat and Leslie Sweat; eight great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Paige, Olivia, Jayson, Tianna, Christian, Wyatt and Casey V that is on his way; nieces; nephews; brothers Clifford Green and Vern Green; sisters Ruth Atkinson and Jo Hayes; and many friends who she considered family (including her blue-eyed daughter Laurie Mace) and special friend Jeanine Casper.

Mom will be reunited with her mom, dad, sister Gail Green, brother Tommy Green, and grandson, Billy.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our Summer So Far!

The Jones house has had a fun filled summer so far and we are just getting started! I love summer the smell of fresh flowers fills the air, swimming and hanging out on the patio. I feel like it was a long time coming, but now that it is here we are in full swing.

Ben and I decided that I would quit my job and stay home and help Ben with his job. He has been really busy at work and it has been nice that I can get the little things done for him so he can focus on the important things with his job. I love being “retired” and I am able to spend some great quality time with my family.

Here are some pictures of our latest adventures.

Bow & Arrow
My Cute Mom and Me
Some of my favorite girls

My Sis
Brandy Double fisting it
A day at the pool
Brooklyn Ray (First time taking the boat out)

Paige, Tyler, Olivia & Brandy

It is hard to tell in this picture, but while Olivia was on the tube she feel asleep. Paige is our little dare devil she kept telling Grandpa to go faster and do turns.

Sunday, May 8, 2011



See this women she is the best lady in the world. She would do anything for anyone and is always there for me. Mom thanks for all that you do for me I don't know where I would be if your were not in my life. I hope to one day share with my daughter the bond that you and I share

Love you Mom

Monday, January 24, 2011

Finally a post!

Sorry people I have really slacked these past few months on blogging. I have been really busy working and trying to put the house in order. I promise I will blog more this year.
2011 has been full of fun days so far. Ben has been traveling a lot for work, but was able to take a break and ski Mount Baker a couple of weeks ago with a few friends. I had the pleasure of Watching Olivia for the weekend. We had a great time relaxing, learning to use the stairs and bonding with Aunt Britt. I love being an aunt and am excited for August when Casey and Annie will welcome baby #3.

Here are a few photos from the last couple of months.

Arizona Football game with Mom & Dad

Elk Wintering in our back yard Bow and Arrow not very happy about this, But it is very cool to see everyday.

Merry Christmas

Brooklyn Ray


Ben Snowboarding at Mount Baker

As I mentioned earlier I will try and post more often :)